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of obama's little sister. i am michelle obama's older brother. any 7-footers out there come give me a call. >> craig and i come from different states. we have had different upbringings. as you can see, we have different perspectives on the world. >> but no matter how different winning seem, we share a set of values are -- how different we may seem, we share is set of values, values that are as important in chicago as they are in honolulu. a willingness to work hard, a commitment to education, and looking out for each other. they are the values of how barack and michele have lived their lives, raise their nieces, and lead this country as president and first lady of the united states. [applause] >> four years ago, at this convention, i spoke with you all about how barack and i did not grow up with much in the wake of wealth. but we were blessed with a mother who taught us that education is the surest path from limited means to limitless opportunity. she inspired me to become a teacher and she inspired barack's deep commitment to giving all our young people the opportunity is our education ga
, michelle obama they will hit hard on that theme. wednesday night will be about the democratic party being united. there are reports that bill clinton is the only speaker who has not turned over his speech. it will be his night. he will not get out of the park and thursday, obama always rises to the occasion. -- he will not get out of the park -- knock it out of the park. at third there will be the big obama/biden opportunity. >> they get 90 minutes of prime time from the network. >> we're looking to having you back here for the next four nights of the democratic national convention. >> the cspan coverage of the democratic convention starts today at 5:00 p.m. eastern, every minute, every speech live on c-span, cspan rita, and online at c-span.org. these are the featured speakers. >> this november, the torch will be passed again to a new generation of americans. so, with barack obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. the work begins a new. the hope rises again and the dream lives on. >> share your opinions. >> i am from vermont and i am here because i am su
. the convention starts tuesday. we will hear from first lady michelle obama. on wednesday, elizabeth warren will appear. and former president bill clinton. and, of course, the president and vice president on thursday. let's take a look at the floor here for a moment. >> in a report from fox news, the stage alone at last week's republican convention cost $20 million. the democrats have spent $7 million here at the time warner cable arena where the speakers are going to be surrounded on three sides by the audience. also different from the republican production, the democratic convention has multiple official sites. we'll be taking you to the time warner cable arena and the bank of america stadium. take a look outside of the stadium. activists are planning for bigger protests here than we saw during the republican convention in tampa. as reuters reports, the protests that were planned for the republican convention never really materialized, partly because of tropical storm isaac. but activists say they expect a stronger showing in charlotte. let's listen in. >> our goal is to unite groups from
sense to marry michelle obama. [cheers and applause] i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states, and i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. [applause] >> "washington journal" contines. ues. host: a live picture of the time warner cable the arena. our program will begin at 3:00 eastern time from the floor of the convention hall. president obama and vice president biden will accept their parties' nominations tonight. gavel-to-gavel coverage on c- span. meanwhile, we're joined by david wagner, a charlotte anchor, wcnc tv. what do you think about having the convention in your home town? guest: this is great. i think this is something that some never expected. this is the biggest convention that charlotte has ever posted. some people really did not know what to expect. i still think a lot of folks from the charlotte area it may have not had the chance to get down here and experience this. some were a little bit scared away that perhaps traffic would be so bad and businesses would be shut down, and to be honest, after having, fro
-span.org. featured speakers include first lady michelle obama and the mayor of san antonio. elizabeth warren and bill clinton. thursday, vice president joe biden and president barack obama. use our convention hub to make and share video clips. >> this november, the torch will be passed again to a nope -- a new generation of americans. with barack obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. the work begins a new -- anew. the hope rises again. and the dream lives on. >> share your opinions. >> hi. my name is dawn. i am here because i am supporting a visionary, inclusive america. >> hi, i'm jeff from vermont. in supporting president obama because i believe we all need to make an investment in america. >> hello. my name is diane. i am a delegate from south carolina. my main purpose for this week is to reelect president obama because i know president obama cares about us. >> and connect with other c-span viewers on a twitter and google plus. >> it is a warm, rainy day in charlotte, n.c. c-span cameras capturing the scene on the ground during carolinafest. delegates can expect
of my life, our next first lady, michelle obama. [cheers and applause] and to malia and sasha. i love you so much and i am so proud of you. [cheers and applause] four years ago i stood before you and told you my story, that the brief union of a young man from kenya and a young woman from kansas who weren't well off, weren't well known, but shared a belief that in america their son could achieve whatever he put his mind to. it is that promise that's always set this country apart, that through hard work and sacrifice each of us can pursue our individual dreams but still come together as one american family tone sure that the next generation can pursue their dreams as well. that's why i stand here tonight, because for 232 years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy, ordinary men and women, students and soldiers, farmers and teachers, nurses and janitors, found the courage to keep it alive. we meet at one of those defining moments, a moment when our nation is at war, our economy is in turmoil, and the american promise has been threatened once more. tonight more americans are o
is the platform. former president jimmy carter will be speaking by video and first lady michelle obama will be speaking to the attendees at primetime hour, 10:00 p.m. on wednesday night, the longest day of the session, expected to go past midnight -- elizabeth warren, bill clinton's nominating speech, some activity on twitter this afternoon with people suggesting that former president has not yet sent his speech in for betting. then there is the official roll call of the states. finally, the big night, on thursday, which moves from the convention center -- the time warner are read that to the bank of america stadium, that is when john kerry speak on national security and the expected speeches by the vice-president and president barack obama. we will have live coverage here and you can find our supplemental but -- supplementary material easily from our web site. don't forget, we are announcing becauser's student cam it is back-to-school time. we are inviting students to produce a video on a topic that interests them. at the theme this year is your message to the president. middle and hi
convention. on the thursday, we will hear from michelle obama. wednesday, former president bill clinton. thursday, speeches by vice- president in and vice president -- and president obama. it is live on c-span. arkansas or governor bill clinton accepting the democratic nomination in 1992. this is the first campaign at the the persian gulf war in 1990. he a merchant against jerry brown, tom harkin, bob carry and former senator. his speech is a little under one hour. [applause] [chanting usa] governor richards, chairman brown, mayor dinkins, you have been a great host. delegates, and myellow fellow americans, i am so proud of al gore. he said he came here tonight because he always wanted to warm up for elvis. i ran for president this year for one reason -- i wanted to come back to this convention and finish up that speech i started four years ago. [applause] well, last night, mario taught us how a real nominating speech should be given. [applause] he also made it clear why we have to steer our sister stayed on a new course. tonight, i want to talk to you about my hope for the future, my f
. and first lady michelle obama will speak as well. all of that begins on tuesday, three nights, the third night being in that bank of america stadium in charlotte. so we'll have it all live for you here on c-span. marshall, texas now, kevin, republican, good morning to you. >> caller: good morning. i think it's important to remember that in 2006, democrats took control of congress. so we have split power at that time. george bush did what george bush does. he reaches across the aisle. he had the prescription drug program. they raised cap standards, they raised minimum wage. george left, you know. and what did he get for it? and everyone -- once the liberal programs fail, everyone wants to blame the conservative in charge for it. and once obama flipped over, he went united congress and president, all democrat. they went way, way far left. i think people rose up in 2010 and said, no! no, we're not going to go that way. and, yet, what we heard from the left is they're racist. that's why -- that's why they're racist. that's wrong. >> host: thanks for calling. we'll hear from the president and
is much different in that regard. you listen to president clinton last night and michelle obama. our keynote speaker versus their keynote speaker. tonight from the vice-president and president. people are going to leave and they will get were these guys are going, understand their vision for this country and how we should get there. i think that is moving the ball forward. >> bring a clinician's eye for mitt romney. >> to get a little more insight into himself as a person. i am sure he gained from that. the downside was he did not give anybody a sense of really what he would do other than repeal everything that obama has done. >> that might be popular in some places. >> it certainly was popular in that hall. but in the country, i do not think that is what people are looking for. they're not looking to refi the battles of yesterday to go there looking to move forward. they're not looking to repeat the policies of the last decade. he simply did not answer the question, what would you do and where would you leave? for that reason, i think his speech was a missed opportunity. >> in your
, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. president obama and firstly, michelle obama, will observe a moment of silence at 8:35 eastern time, the same time when flight 11 struck the tower. there is a shot of the pentagon this morning with a flag draped over that building. meanwhile, mitt romney will be speaking at the national guard's annual conference. flags across washington today are at half mast to mark the anniversary. there are hearings on capitol hill. on the house side they will take a look at preventing terrorists from entering united states. "usa today" on their front page "as time passes." it says here -- host: p.j., a democrat, new jersey. you are up first. caller: i see this event as a different thing. i look at it from an engineering standpoint. this is the first time that steele has ever been melted by fire outside of a blast furnace. there was a tremendous chance to study this event that was not allowed. host: all right, virginia. parker, independent line. good morning. caller: we should be honoring those who lost their lives 10 years ago. and we should
on tuesday september 4 with michelle obama, the first lady of the united states. on the fifth, we have president bill clinton and so many others speaking here. our great keynote speaker, the mayor of san antonio, and so many others, who will be taking to the stage to talk about the vision and the message that the president and his campaign has for the next four years. the stage and screen is behind me will allow them to deliver that message in a visually engaging way, both to the thousands of people here in the arena and to the millions who will be watching at home or online. today is really exciting for me. i started working on convention planning almost three years ago, believe it or not. and moved here, as i said, last june to oversee this process. it is hard for me to thank so many people who have worked tirelessly on this. i would like to thank first and foremost our staff, the staff of the democratic national convention committee, and our partners at the host committee here in charlotte for the incredibly hard work they did to make today and to make next week possible. it really
provider. >> president obama and first lady michelle obama welcomed the 2012 olympians and parlympians to the white house. at its presented the obama's with the u.s. flag carrier during the opening ceremony in london. this is 20 minutes. >> the president has vowed to stay out here to speak with everyone, even if it blows his schedule. so i will get things started. hello, team usa! and welcome to the white house! i had so much fun with everyone over in london that, when i got home, i told barack, what's his name, my husband, the sky -- [laughter] that we had to invite everyone over to the house. we're thrilled the you could join us today. this was a dream come true for me. i get a chance to spend so much time with you and hear about your dreams. i get to see how incredibly talented you are, including a member of our women's dress and tin -- women's wrestling team who literally shut me up off my feet. [laughter] you should see pictures. i have never been picked up by heiress of before. [laughter] i saw team usa win again and again and again. our olympians brought home a less than 220 two
that rally live at 6:40 p.m. eastern on c-span. after that, first they michelle obama delivers remarks at the congressional black caucus foundation awards dinner here in washington. her comments are live at 7:30 p.m. eastern also on c-span. last night, a massachusetts republican senator scott brown and democratic challenger elizabeth warren faced off in the first of four televised debates. according to the cook political report, it is considered a tossup. this is almost one hour. >> the evening and welcome to the massachusetts senate debate. i'm john keller, political analyst, welcoming our listeners on news radio 1030 and our viewers online and across the nation on c-span. a special hello to our spanish- speaking viewers on univision. buenos noches. we have the incumbent scott brown, former state senator, elected in january 2010. and the challenger -- elizabeth warren of cambridge, a professor at harvard law school, making her first run for elected office. the brief court about our format. i will be asking questions formulated by us and of yours who submitted them to cbsboston.com you
right here on c-span. after that, first lady michelle obama delivers remarks of the congressional black caucus foundation awards dinner here in washington. her remarks start live on saturday at 7:30 p.m. eastern, also on c-span. >> we have to crack down on china when the cheap. they manipulate their currency. -- when they cheat. they manipulate their currency. they still patents and designs. they have to understand that they cannot take away jobs on that basis. >> up rooting companies and sending them to china. pioneers. you cannot stand up to china when all you do is send them our jobs. >> what engage with c-span as a campaign boost to the november elections -- watch and engage with c-span as the campaign moves to the november elections. there'll be a town hall debate on october 16, tuesday. the final debate takes place on october 22. follow our coverage on c-span, c-span radio, and on c-span.org. >> california congresswoman maxine waters was cleared of ethics violation charges today. part of her chief of staff and also her grandson, it is still under inquiry. her husband held stock in
lady michelle obama met this morning with members of the 2012 olympic and paralympic games. the athletes presented obamas with the u.s. flag. the u.s. won 104 medals in london, 46 of them gold. the paralympics which came immediately after attracted 2.7 million spectatorsÑi a recoi bob woodward will be our guest monday on washington çójournal, the washington potion editor written a book how the president and congress fail to pass a check program. mr.woodward will answer your questions about the book monday at 8:30 eastern live on c-span. >> we can keep investing in wind and solar and clean coal and farmers and scientist with biofuels. our construction workers with build homes and factories. put them back to work. >> i'm going to take advantage our oil, coal, our gas, our renewable. north america will be energy and independent.çó >> watch and engage with c-span as the presidential campaigns moves towards the october debates. energy policy is likely one of the topics in the first 90 minute debate. foreign the focus of the final debate the 22nd. also watch the vice preside
to "doesn't she get it?" or "imagine if michelle obama said that." it was probably not something that the campaign wanted as a structure of a statement. she was talking about her husband and talking about seeing her husband. the responses that you chose to run for office. what we demand of our candidates is a lot. even for the criticism that he is getting about not doing enough in terms of events, he is doing a tremendous number of fund-raising, having a discussion about whether we should do other things. it is incredibly hard and incredibly grueling. it is impressive that they don't make more mistakes and off-cue moments. myan't imagine watching husband go through that. my husband being very protective of me when they are critical. >> my family loves reading by criticism. why do you get so upset about it? i think that they are thinking it. i will say that ann romney is feisty. i love what she did because it is so he a man at the helm tamp they don't her down too much. -- because she is so human, i hope they don't tamp her down too much. she is looking right at you, our eyes are
is one that i will not spend as much time saying it is not fair for you to report obama is ahead. i would more likely say to you that one of the reasons obama is ahead in these polls is because the news media is asking him questions about tucking michele in at night instead of asking questions about why his administration is bumbling security in libya -- questions about tucking michelle in at night. we have news media celebrating obama as some sort of celebrity instead of treating him like the president of united states. host: back to the phones and our conversation with tim graham, director of media analysis at the media research center. you are on the "washington journal." caller: i just would like to impress on the people who are listening to this to educate yourselves, please. this man and fox news run a manipulative, mind-control tactic, and that is why there is almost nothing truthful that comes from fox news. host: how is the reporting that comes from fox news different than the reporting that comes from cnn or msnbc? caller: it is another tactic. host: by whom? caller: by you. you
her happy. -- michelle in there for another four years to keep her happy. it looks like obama will be reelected in we will have to work 20% on currency, and that will adjust things immediately. it will set the world on its fanny for a while. host: lower the currency 20%. what do you make of that? guest: there are two currency questions here. we a long alleged china is manipulating its currency. i think the calller might have been referring to recent actions by the fed. could that affect on u.s. currency? i would rather not touch that, because it is not something i am an expert on. there are plenty of qualified people that are more inept at speaking to that. i will speak to my first point, the point that they can have their cake and eat it, too. i think what the calller is referring to is something that president obama and mitt romney both agree on, republicans and democrats both agree on is since china has joined the wto, it has not lived up to all of the rules. that is bipartisan consensus. that is why their books on china that is why they say i will make sure they live up to
in terms of what we look at. between obamamania -- obama and mitt romney, and they are both indian -- obama and romney, they are both in the two range. michele bachmann -- i do not know what it necessarily tells you, but it is sort of a fun thing to look at. it does provide you links to every single fact check that i or my colleagues have done for the candidates. >> excuse me. >> good morning. david, george mason university. i think we have seen in the campaign so far that both candidates are in the position of being challenged. flip-plopped positions. i have noticed so far that both governor romney and president obama, when challenged by a voter or a journalist, it is not to say, "well, the facts have changed at the facts are different. the facts i look at now are not the facts that existed when that was my belief." instead, there are levels of equivocation or bluff. i think one latino group challenged him on keeping the promise of immigration reform that he intended to make. right then and there, i was hoping the president would say, "well, the picture is different. let's look get it impe
that in this world you need to be engaged and he is engaged smartly. >> ok. next, i want to introduce michelle. she served as undersecretary of defense for policy from february 2009 to february of this year. prior to her confirmation, she helped lead president obama's transition team at the department of defense. in 2007, she co-founded the organization that doug just referred to. the non-partisan think tank, center for a new american security. republican states like virginia, notably, are using the intended sequesters up against their democratic opponents, even though the republicans were part of the deal. i want to ask you, how serious should we take this and is there anything democrats can do in response? >> i think we do have to be worried about the prospect of sequestration not only because it would impose additional cuts across the board, but to the mindless way in which the cuts would be imposed. it is across the board cuts. no opportunity to protect priorities. choose for your point to except. -- choose where you are going to accept. it would be devastated across the board. we do have to re
looked at. for both mitt romney and obama, they are both in the 2% range. there is not much difference. for the republican primary candidates, there were some that were higher than others. michelle bachmann, i think, had the highest. >> we had a self-imposed michelle bachmann " at some point during the debates. -- michelle bachmann quota during the debates. >> but again, i do not know what it tells you. it does provide something interesting to look at. it does provide links to every single fact check that i or my colleagues have done for all of the presidential candidates. >> george mason university. i think we have seen both candidates in a vulnerable position of being challenged on flip-flops' of position or permanence not kept. i have noticed so far that the tendency of both governor romney and president obama, when challenged by a voter or a journalist, is to not attempt to say, well, the facts have changed. the facts are different. the fact that i look at now are not the fact that existed when that was my belief. instead, there are various levels of equivocation and bluff. one rec
?" our debt past 100.3% of gdp. you have obama saying "opa!" i love this drying because it turned out perfectly. this is the tea party. this little girl looks like sarah palin. she is saying "during get!" -- "drink it!" michele bock men had just won the iowa straw vote-vote- michele bachmann had just won iowa sraw vote. it says "what did i do last week and?" "led the honeymoon commence." it is fun to have this levy elephant. this is one thing that drives me nuts. bloomberg and the city council voted that he was right and they outlawed big drinks. you have bloomberg floating down as mary compensating "drop it, chubs!" this is when donald trump endorsed mitt romney. he is saying "you had me at i don't care about poor pepole." "we must consider deep cuts to the $70 billion green defense budget." "and it was working so well." "strike the solar panels." this primary season was one of the most interesting because they did not want mitt romney. did they want to rick santorum? really? "something like this could make a lesser fella question his inevitability." this was the front-runner, mitt.
-span radio, and c-span.org. next, president obama and secretary of state clinton speak about the u.s. consulate attack in libya. then the republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan and michele -and talk >> tomorrow on washington journal, james kitfield with that reaction to american deaths in the arab world. we'll get the latest information on the chicago teachers strike. the president of the american association of editorial cartoonists and another talk about the impact on journalism. this is what the 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> i think people will like to see how we are accomplishing views have shifted over the years. they want to see whether mitt romney in 1994 was campaigning against welfare reform or for abortion. people like to see how these politicians involved -- evoled. there is a gotcha element. this is incredibly interesting. ♪ >> i have tried to think why it is that he has changed so often. why he finds it difficult to come down on one side of an issue inside -- instead of putting on multiple size of an issue. >> does it help that there is the governing barack? >
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